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a picture of the contenders as the documentary evidence permits,
there is no doubt that lie was sympathetic to Alexander McSween
and his supporters, perhaps because this group was the underdog
in the power struggle. Even so, in sifting through voluminous court
proceedings, newspapers, and interviews, Fulton set forth a balanced
view of events by ascribing credit and blame to both parties.
It is difficult to find fault with what obviously is an important
addition to the ever-expanding historical literature of the South-
west. But the book contains one annoying feature: the absence of
footnotes and of a bibliography. However, Robert Mullin, who edited
the manuscript and wrote the introduction, explains that Fulton (who
died in 1955) had a penchant for discussing the credibility of source
materials in the main body of the text. For these shortcomings,
one cannot take Mullin to task harshly, because the service that
he rendered in supervising the publication of the Fulton papers
greatly outweighs the omissions.
Pan American College FELIx D. ALMARAZ, JR.
Arizona Territory, 1863-19r2: A Political History. By Jay J. Wag-
oner. (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1970. Pp. x + 587.
Illustrations, appendices, bibliography, index. $12.oo.)
Almost forty-nine years of territorial history are compressed in this
hefty and immensely informative volume on frontier Arizona. Es-
sentially a political history, as the subtitle indicates, the straight-
forward narrative is developed by means of a detailed examination of
each administration of the territory's sixteen governors, and the
author includes separate chapters for Nathan Oakes Murphy's two
terms. Individual chapters are devoted to such important or dis
tinctive subjects as the Civil War in Arizona, the so-called "federal
ring," the Apache problem, and the once-celebrated Arizona Rangers.
Practically every colorful episode in Arizona territorial history is
integrated in a study that also provides extended discussion of the
long, frustrating statehood movement, conservation programs launched
in the territory, and the operation of the territorial system in Ari-
zona. The book is a result of careful research in the territorial rec-
ords and official correspondence at the National Archives and Library


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